Nailhead-powered '29 on '32 rails

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This one was inspired by a series of illustrations by Eric Black in the Jan. 2011 Rod & Custom. Though they were on model A rails, this is very similar. I MAY channel this car just a tad, as Eric's version looks a little more slender, and that's part of its appeal to me.

Started with another gluebomd with multiple coats of horrible paint.......

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After a 2-day stripper bath, and another AMT '32 blob frame, getting modified.....

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Stance and overall look dialled in. Port spacing on the headers is wrong for a nailhead....I'll fix it. This one will also get a scratched DuVall with a different design.

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A mildly-chopped '32 radiator shell leaves plenty of ground clearance, allows the cowl line to flow nicely, and avoids the monkey-face look of a too-severe chop.

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A '32 hood gets narrowed to fit the '29 cowl, as well as the '32 shell. Interior will be button-tuft with a vintage-look roll bar hoop.

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Posted · Report post

Looks like a good plan.Will be following this one.

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Posted · Report post

AyeayeAYE! Yum.

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Posted · Report post

GREAT START!!!

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Posted · Report post

You have my attention

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Thats going to be very cool.

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Posted · Report post

Gorgeous

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Posted · Report post

I think I like what's going on here.

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Thanks a lot guys. From looking at the profile shot, I think the nose is just a twitch too low. Maybe bring it up to where the line of the hood is tangent to the top of the tire.

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Posted · Report post

That's kool man.

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Thanks a lot guys. From looking at the profile shot, I think the nose is just a twitch too low. Maybe bring it up to where the line of the hood is tangent to the top of the tire.

I like it. Would be better to lower the rear just a tad?

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Posted · Report post

awsome looks , those wheels look sweeeet :wub:

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Bill.......looks GREAT man.........cool project.

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Maybe I missed it, what color were you thinking of using?

Edited by Modelbuilder Mark

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I think it has a nice stance the way it presently sits.But if you raise the front portion of the hood you might want to lower the rear of the body so the side profile doesn't take on the shape of a banana.

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Nice project, as always! I like the look already, this'll turn out fantastic, I guess! Where is the Nailhead engine from, that's something I'd like to have in Hot Rod too. :D

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That is a great looking start so far..Keep it coming......................

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